Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-3-2015: Saint David’s Day.

Ohhhh … 

But sleep feels … tempting … 

No, Really … !

I’ll be honest … ?

I had a nice quiet night in, last night.

In … making videos … !

And actually got finished at about one in the morning.

Personally … ?   Personally, I hope they get some appreciation.

There’s a lot of effort gone into them … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone doe with today’s Welsh questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 1st March is Saint David’s Day.   Saint David is patron saint of Wales: and, more specifically, of which Welsh county?
Q2) What vegetable is a traditional symbol: both of Saint David and Wales?
Q3) Name either of modern Wales’ official languages.
Q4) Lady Charlotte Guest translated a well known Welsh epic: into its modern day form.   What’s the name of that epic?
Q5) Singer, Cerys Matthews, presented a recent documentary about that epic.   Which band did she come to prominence with?
Q6) She’s also presented a documentary about Under Milkwood, written by Wales’ national poet.   Who was that poet?
Q7) What’s the name of the Welsh governing body?
Q8) The Right Honourable Carwen Jones heads the government of Wales.   What post does he hold?
Q9) The North Wales Crusaders and the South Wales Scorpions, play what: Rugby Union, Rugby League or Football?
Q10) Finally … Glamorgan sausages are usually made with bread, leeks and what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th February, 1900, saw the end of the Siege Of Ladysmith: during the Second Boer War.   The Siege, the War, and Ladysmith, itself, were or are in which country?
A1) South Africa: in what was then the colony of Natal.
Q2) 28th February, 1935, saw Wallace Carothers invent Nylon.   Nylon is what: a polyparrot, a polyamide or a polypeptide?
A2) A polyamide.   (It’s a plastic made form lots of amides, joined together.)
Q3) 28th February, 1998, saw the first flight of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk: the first of its kind to fly in the US.   Was it wingless, tailless or unmanned?
A3) Unmanned.
Q4) 28th February, 1906, saw the birth of which Jewish American gangster?
A4) Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegal.
Q5) Finally … 28th February, 1933, saw the issuing of the Reichstag Fire Decree: by the (then) President of Germany.   Who WAS he?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed.”
Brian Harris.
And this music … 

Have a good day … 

*       My pleasure, Debbi†!   (I was sending it to a friend: and figured, “You know, Debbi would like a copy … ” … )

†        Actually, Debbi, did you see any of the news about … the dress … ?   Whether it’s black and blue or white and gold … ?   You’d have to wonder what these guys would make of it … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I saw that. I saw black and blue. Rick saw gold and white. No idea why. :)

1. South Wales
2. the leek
3. Welsh and English
4. Mabinogion
5. Catatonia
6. Dylan Thomas
7. the Senedd
8. First Minister
9. rugby league
10. cheese

I've heard that Welsh people won't speak English to people from England, but will to those from America. Is that true?